Mother of Russian soldier: Ukraine war is a ‘bloodbath’
04 April 2022 | 8:00 am
A 26-year-old Russian soldier was killed in the first days of the Ukraine war during an attack on the Hostomel airport near Kyiv. DW spoke with his grieving mother who still defends Russia's actions.
Leaders from NATO, the G7 and the EU convened in Brussels to find ways of supporting Ukraine without pushing the West into an all-out war with Russia. A new US-European energy deal aims to isolate Moscow.
Thousands of Ukrainian refugees have entered Greece, where they enjoy international protection. For non-Ukrainian refugees, however, the situation remains tense and frustrating.
Ukrainian forces have so far held off Russian troops from the capital, Kyiv, and are said to be pushing back in areas where they have gained control. But millions have been displaced and thousands have died.
US President Joe Biden said Russian President Vladimir Putin "cannot remain in power" after the invasion of Ukraine. He also warned Russian forces against moving onto "one single inch" of NATO territory.
Ukraine-born photographer Viktoria Sorochinski lives in Berlin. But her thoughts are with her family in war-torn Ukraine. How is she coping with the war - personally and artistically?
Russian and Ukrainian negotiators have concluded a round of peace talks, with both sides expressing cautious optimism. Russia says it will reduce some military activity "to increase mutual trust."
Beijing and Moscow have agreed to broaden bilateral cooperation and speak on global affairs "with a united voice," Russia said after talks between both countries' foreign ministers.
CNN anchor Don Lemon was reporting from the scene of a Russian missile strike that set fire to a fuel storage facility in the western Ukrainian city of Lviv. In the CNN broadcast, some noticed a fireman wearing an "Edmonton" jacket, claiming that CNN staged this coverage from a fire in Edmonton, Canada. We tell you more in this edition of Truth or Fake.
Does 22 years in power change a man? Or was this Vladimir Putin's grand design all along? In justifying his invasion of Ukraine, the master of the Kremlin talked of "denazification" and how Russians and Ukrainians are the same people. Now, with the ground offensive failing to net a quick win, Moscow is reportedly dialling back the "denazification" part. We ask if it's true.
Leonid Volkov, a top aide to jailed Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, spoke to FRANCE 24 from the Lithuanian capital Vilnius on Tuesday. He expressed concern about the safety of his boss, who was recently sentenced to nine more years in prison, saying that the world “should keep an eye on him”.
As the global rights watchdog Amnesty International unveils its annual report, the group's Secretary General Agnès Callamard joined us for Perspective. In the report, she accused Russia of turning humanitarian corridors in Ukraine into "death traps" – a tactic she says was used in Syria and Chechnya. Callamard also hit out at the UN Security Council for failing to "act adequately in the face of atrocities".
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